Despite the continual rain our spirits were high as we walked along the Embankment the following morning to London’s Borough Market.  So many famous sights to behold, St Pauls Cathedral, Tower Bridge and The Thames, The Tate Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Sir Francis Drake’s Golden Hind and that ws before we even reached the fabulous Borough Market!

St Paul's Cathedral, London, England
Tower Bridge, London, England
The Globe Theatre, from the Millenium Bridge, London, England
Father and son on route to Borough Market on the Southbank, London, England
Finally the Market itself! As far back as 1014, and probably much earlier, this area of the city near London Bridge is believed to have held a weekly market. Today it is a gourmet haven for anyone who cares about good food!

Apples & fruit at London's Borough Market, Christmas 2012

Truffles at London's Borough Market, Christmas 2012
Home made pies at London's Borough Market, Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012, Pheasants for sale at Borough Market, London, England

In the 13th century traders moved to present day Borough High Street and a market has existed there ever since. When Parliament closed the market in 1755, a local group of Southwark residents raised £6,000 to purchase a piece of land called ‘The Triangle’ to reopen the market. Today this area remains the heart of this culinary food extravaganza, with fine English and European EU specialties. Borough Market, never more special than at Christmas!

Christmas trees at London's Borough Market,Christmas 2012
Florist at London's Borough Market,England, Christmas 2012
[cHandmade Christmas Puddings for sale at Borough Market, London, EnglandLondon's Borough Market,England,Christmas 2012
Borough Market opening times December 2012, London, England